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Terry D. Kramer

Biography Terry has a 25 year career in telecommunications. For 18 of the 25 years, Terry worked for Vodafone Group Plc/AirTouch Communications in a variety of roles domestically and internationally in general management, strategy, business development and human resources. His most recent roles included Group Strategy and Business Improvement Director where he was focused on the transition of Vodafone's business from a voice to a data based one and Regional President, Vodafone Americas which included oversight of Vodafone's 45% interest in Verizon Wireless and Vodafone's venture capital activities. Terry led the cooperative initiatives between Vodafone and Verizon in the areas of LTE evolution, common product/service definition and procurement and in the ventures area, Terry led increased equity investments in data infrastructure, mobile gaming and customer analytics solutions. As part of these roles, Terry was a member of the GSMA mobile industry association, and Chair of the GSMA Strategy Committee. Terry's earlier roles at Vodafone/AirTouch included: President AirTouch Paging and Vice President/GM AirTouch Cellular-Southwest Market. He has also spent several years leading and advising small, growing technology companies in roles including CEO, QComm International and as a Board member of Fiber Tower, 724 Solutions, and Sonim Technologies. In these roles, Terry was a leader in the transition of the mobile communications industry from a voice to data based one and the broader mobile ecosystem which developed. Currently, in addition to serving as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at HBS and as a member of the HBS CA Research Center Advisory Board, Terry serves on the Boards of Envivio, the UCLA Economics Department, Larkin Street Youth Services and the World Affairs Council of Northern CA. He also is a frequent guest speaker at UCLA's Anderson School of Business, UCLA's Department of Economics, and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business covering the mobile industry evolution and imperatives. Terry and his wife Suzan also recently established a small family foundation focused on education and human services. Terry holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from UCLA and MBA from Harvard University and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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